Hello, Kitties!

My Heart Explodes

hello_kitty_punk_01Punk Rock Hello Kitty

This post is not about the white kitty with a pink bow groomed by Japanese company Sanrio into a global marketing phenomenon worth $5 billion a year. No, this post is about 3 very different punk bands who all share the word “kitty” in their names: Goodbye Kitty K, Hear Kitty Kitty, and Here Kitty Kitty. Pretty clever, huh?

First, here’s Goodbye Kitty K

Goodbye_Kitty_K_01Goodbye Kitty K

Goodbye Kitty K is a female-fronted punk band from Copenhagen, Denmark, who deliver “a raw sound called Scrap Rock!!”Goodbye Kitty K is Kat van Ville (vox, tambourine & lyrics), Hick Corea (guitar), Hoff (bass), and Kat‘s brother Wolfman (cowbell & drums). They sound like Patti Smith fronting The Stooges playing 70s-era Black Sabbath. Look at the photo above – Kat even looks a little like the “Godmother of Punk.” No, wait –…

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